Grande Ganache Cupcakes

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Ganache belongs not just to the pages of gourmet magazines and ultra-complicated cookbooks. Home cooks can create the taste, too, and with fairly simple ingredients.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 package (12 oz.) bittersweet chocolate pieces

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a muffin tin with paper baking cups.
  • Combine cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer set to low speed until a smooth batter forms. Fill baking cups halfway.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until tops are golden. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, to make the ganache, bring whipping cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove pan from heat and add chocolate without stirring.
  • Allow chocolate to melt into cream for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before using to frost cupcakes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 package (12 oz.) bittersweet chocolate pieces

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a muffin tin with paper baking cups.
  • Combine cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer set to low speed until a smooth batter forms. Fill baking cups halfway.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until tops are golden. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, to make the ganache, bring whipping cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove pan from heat and add chocolate without stirring.
  • Allow chocolate to melt into cream for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before using to frost cupcakes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium210mg
Total Carbohydrate26g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars17g
Protein3g